UK Conservation group Wildfish applauds Wimbledon for its salmon-free menus


As Wimbledon 2024 gets underway, WildFish reported that none of the tournament's menus include salmon. In 2022 WildFish highlighted the fact that Wimbledon was contravening its own food guidelines by sourcing salmon from Loch Duart Ltd, a salmon farming company with a poor record of control over sea lice parasites and high levels of fish mortalities on its farms.

At the time WildFish stated: "It's time to end the greenwash. For Wimbledon to serve farmed salmon, the product of what is, in many people's opinion, a fundamentally unsustainable industry, shows bad judgement, but to source it from a company with such poor environmental credentials is inexcusable."

Commenting on this year's salmon-free menu, Nick Measham, chief executive at WildFish, said:

"It is refreshing to see Wimbledon, one of the world's premier sporting events, taking its environmental responsibilities seriously and living up to its sustainability credentials by making the event salmon-free."
He continued: "farmed salmon is inherently unsustainable and environmentally damaging. We hope that other high-profile sporting events will follow Wimbledon's lead and refrain from serving salmon".

Wildfish is a supporter of the world wide Off The Table campaign.